The Trial of Chicago Seven

@eileenleyva (20327)
Philippines
November 9, 2020 3:50pm CST
Just about when I was to give up on netflix, comes a fiction based on history, a story that goes back half-a-century ago, in the Windy City of Chicago. About seven young men accused of instigating a tragic riot, and a black man gagged in a US Court of Law. A poignant movie that takes one to revisit a time of cultural revolution and the disillusion of a nation about the Vietnam War. It was a time of killing, in a the Windy City of Chicago which, a hundred years ago, a poet named Carl Sandburg uncannily referred to as: Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: The story of the Chicago Seven, and of that gagged black man, lives today, in the cities of America, where the four strong winds have blown.
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@LadyDuck (311881)
• Switzerland
10 Nov
I never heard of this story, it is so interesting.
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@eileenleyva (20327)
• Philippines
11 Nov
I got glued to the screen. The year was 1969. It was Woodstock and Man On The Moon. But it was also the trial year of Chicago 7 and Bobbie Seale. It was also Vietnam War, when young men's lives were expendable because of political purposes.
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@LadyDuck (311881)
• Switzerland
11 Nov
@eileenleyva I remember very well the year 1969, the beginning of a time of terrorist attacks and bombing in Italy. I started to go to work at the end of 1969.
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@eileenleyva (20327)
• Philippines
11 Nov
@LadyDuck Yes, people tend to remember exactly what they were doing when something out of the ordinary happens. Am not privy to European history of the spectacular sixties but the terrorist attacks you mentioned must be a scary moment for Italy. Surely history rhymes with the current situation in France and Austria, terror has come again.
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@tallawah (13075)
• Kingston, Jamaica
9 Nov
I remember it.
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@eileenleyva (20327)
• Philippines
10 Nov
The movie version was fictionalized but the essence of the story carries the same theme. It was probably a heart-wrenching year for all of you who endured it.
@tallawah (13075)
• Kingston, Jamaica
10 Nov
@eileenleyva Oh yes. How that Judge treated Bobby Seale, how the care proceeded. It was no justice.
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@eileenleyva (20327)
• Philippines
10 Nov
@tallawah True, it was systemic racism even in the Court of Law. That judge has been judged.
@Nevena83 (55603)
• Serbia
9 Nov
It sounds interesting and very emotional.
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@eileenleyva (20327)
• Philippines
10 Nov
I would deem it callous for anyone who watch the movie and not be disturbed by the injustices and the deception the government has imposed on the people.
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@CarolDM (102792)
• United States
9 Nov
I have that saved on my list to watch.
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